sffd_fire.jpg10:18 AM: A one-alarm fire a residential hotel in San Francisco’s South of Market neighborhood this morning displaced at least one resident, a firefighter said.

Firefighters responded to reports of smoke at 135 Sixth St. at about 6:50 a.m., firefighter Al Posey said.

Crews had the fire controlled by about 7:25 a.m., but the blaze caused some damage to the four-story building. The American Red Cross was called to assist any residents who needed help, Posey said.

No injuries were reported, and a damage estimate was not immediately available.

8:08 AM: San Francisco firefighters are at the scene of a one-alarm fire at a residential hotel near Sixth and Minna streets this morning, a fire dispatcher said.

The fire was reported at 6:49 a.m. at 135 Sixth St.

As of about 7:15 a.m., the fire was contained but not yet controlled.

No injuries have been reported.

According to KTVU broadcast, traffic in the area is disrupted by the efforts to manage the blaze, so drivers are urged to avoid the area.

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  • Capn_Hank

    This is exactly why all of these hotels and motels need emergency doorway identifiers. Fire is Fast, Fire is Dark and its Darn Deadly. It only takes “seconds” (literally) for smoke and fire to totally take over a motel room, or even an entire building or complex. Take it from a 30 year veteran, fire can trick you, disorient you, and will take your life if you don’t get away from it quickly.

    I recently discovered these new identifier devices that seem to be a new advance in technology for the average person to have in their home. They are new and few have heard about them….. yet. One I found can be seen at http://www.TheLightThatSavesLives.com they also have a video on YouTube if you search under “LightSaver L-100”.

    For whatever its worth, I’ve been around a long time and wish these things were “required” under building and fire code…. they should be.

    Also do yourself a favor and “Create and Practice an Escape Plan; TODAY,
    -Cap’n Hank